Corey Levitan

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Corey Levitan joined Casino.org in 2022 after a long career covering Las Vegas. He currently covers US West Coast gaming news.

Corey spent six years covering the Vegas Strip for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where he also wrote the most popular humor column in the city’s history. (For “Fear and Loafing,” he tried out 176 Vegas jobs, including poker player, blackjack dealer and Follie Bergere dancer.)

Corey has won more than 100 local, state and national awards for his journalism, which has also appeared in Rolling Stone, New York Magazine and the New York Post.

Corey is a New York native whose hobbies include playing guitar, trying to be a better husband, and arguing with strangers on Facebook.

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151 stories by Corey Levitan

Maroon 5 Announces Las Vegas Residency Despite Singer’s Cheating Scandal

When you think of Maroon 5 right now, you think of pop-rock hits and nothing else, right? Just checking. Because a week after the band's singer, Adam Levine, caused one of the biggest celebrity scandals of the year, Maroon 5 announced a...

Corey Levitan September 27, 2022

Las Vegas Casino Guard Murdered, Suspect Had 48 Prior Arrests

A Las Vegas man is being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center. That's after being indicted last week for the murder of Randall Lyons, 67. Lyons, a security guard for the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas, was pushed...

Corey Levitan September 26, 2022

NFL Pro Bowl Downgraded to Flag Football Game

All contact will be eliminated from the Pro Bowl when it returns to Las Vegas next year. The NFL announced Monday morning that it's replacing its annual all-star tackle football game, which began in 1951, with a weeklong skills competition culminating in...

Corey Levitan September 26, 2022

Las Vegas DUI Suspects Subject to Immediate Blood Draws as of Oct. 1

Beginning next month, anyone suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) in Las Vegas can have their blood drawn on the spot. That's when phlebotomists will patrol with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department seven nights a week to collect blood samples...

Corey Levitan September 25, 2022

Maverick Gaming Cashes in Washington State’s Macau Casino for $22M

Maverick Gaming has sold its Macau Casino in Lakewood, Wash., for $22.1 million, according to county records. The buyer was Chicago-based real estate investment firm Oak Street Real Estate Capital. The transaction was recorded on Sept. 20 but took place on Sept....

Corey Levitan September 23, 2022

Oakland Athletics’ Odds to Follow NFL’s Raiders to Las Vegas Increasing

How does the Las Vegas A’s sound? Because it's increasingly likely for the Athletics to become Sin City’s first major-league baseball team and the second major-league sports team stolen from Oakland. According to the A’s and Major League Baseball (MLB), Oakland's city...

Corey Levitan September 23, 2022

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: Howard Hughes Left $156M to a Dude Who Gave Him a Lift Once

When a myth gains pop-cultural legs via a movie — especially a really good one — it can be difficult to dispel. But few serious scholars or former confidants of Howard Hughes believe the story told by Melvin Dummar. He’s the gas...

Corey Levitan September 23, 2022

Maroon 5’s Las Vegas Gig Won’t Be Derailed by Sexting Scandal

What happens outside Vegas apparently stays there, too. Getting caught sexting with two women behind his pregnant’s wife back isn’t a big enough problem to keep singer Adam Levine and his pop group, Maroon 5, from honoring a huge Sin City concert...

Corey Levitan September 22, 2022

Las Vegas’ Bone-Dry Red Rock May Use Seeding Clouds as Water Source

Seeking seed money for your Las Vegas project doesn’t usually go like this. An environmental organization called Save Red Rock is asking for $150,000 in public donations to make it rain and snow in Las Vegas’ Red Rock Canyon by seeding the...

Corey Levitan September 22, 2022

Las Vegas Arches Can Be Viewed Without Dying Using New Platform

On Wednesday, the city of Las Vegas approved an agreement with the operators of the Strat Hotel to build a pedestrian viewing deck for the Gateway Arches landmark on the eastern side of Las Vegas Boulevard. The $200K platform is expected to...

Corey Levitan September 22, 2022

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